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Briefs: 2019-10-04

Ideas for societal change

Students can win up to $4,000 cash at the Social Impact Challenge for creating the best idea that provides a positive social impact to kids, families and the environment. There is $10,000 total in prizes for the top three competitors. To enter, email a five pages summary of your idea to Kenneth Klotz at by Oct. 6.

Fair for majors and minors

From 3-5 p.m. on Oct. 7 in the Renaissance Coliseum, the Smith Career Center and the Academic Exploration Program will be hosting the 21st annual majors and minors fair. Faculty from nearly every academic department will be available to discuss major and minor options. All undergraduate students are welcome to attend.

Bradley Chorale shows off talent

At 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 10, the Bradley Chorale will hold their talent show in the Dingeldine Music Center. Admission is $5, and all of the proceeds will go toward the Chorale’s tour of Prague in the summer of 2020. For more information contact Cory Ganschow at

Peoria’s haunted history

On Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Caterpillar Visitor’s Center, the Peoria Historical Society will host a tour of Peoria’s most haunted places. They will be talking about stories that have involved curses, graves and legends that have been passed down through generations.

Founder’s Day convocation

At 10 a.m. today, Oct. 4, the 123rd annual Founder’s Day Convocation will be held in Dingeldine Music Center, located at 1417 W. Barker Ave. The annual celebration commemorates the vision, wisdom and leadership of Lydia Moss Bradley, who founded Bradley in 1897. Faculty, staff and alumni will be recognized for their contributions to the university and the newest class of Bradley centurions will be announced.

Alumnus Robert H. Michel Book event

A presentation on the newly published book entitled “Robert H. Michel: Leading the Republican House Minority” will be held Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center Peplow Pavillion. The Honorable Ray LaHood will be in attendance.

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